The latest from WAPPA
Last week, we had over 40 Chapter Chairs and Board Members gather at the Tradewinds Hotel for our State Assembly. The two days were extremely productive, resulting in clear actions being developed to progress critical issues impacting members and their schools. We also began the process of formally reviewing the WAPPA Strategic Plan in readiness for our 2022–2025 plan.
I applaud your efforts to again ensure that the continuity of education has been maintained in your schools, with yet another COVID cloud to start the term. Not only that, but the work you have been doing in preparing for NAPLAN to begin next week has been huge.
Welcome back to term 2 and I trust that the majority of you did have time to rest and relax. Unfortunately for many of our members in the Midwest and other areas were impacted by Cyclone Seroja, it was a bit of déjà vu with the April holidays interrupted once again, but unfortunately, with much more personal trauma and loss also involved.
I am not sure I really want to hear again, nor say, the terms to describe this year as being challenging or different or even unprecedented. I was chatting with someone the other day about (according to Mark Twain) there only being two certainties in life - death and taxes. However, we joked that now we can include change as a third element.
The WAPPA Wellbeing Committee, as part of their work, has developed a Wellbeing Mantra. The committee encourages you to print the mantra and place it somewhere prominent in your office where you can refer to it regularly. This version of the mantra is designed for you to use in your schools.